Roman Imperial - Jovian to Zeno

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XP493 - JOVIAN (AD 363-364), AE3 Sirmium, 19mm - 3.02 gr., VF/F+, $53

Obverse: DN IOVIA-NVS PF AVG, right facing, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust of Jovian.

Reverse: VOT / V / MVLT / X in four lines in wreath, ASIRM in exergue.

Reference: RIC IX Sirmium #118 (c), Sear #4087v, LRBC #1623, Van Meter #13.

Comments: This type, from a short-lived emperor, is formerly very difficult to come by. Recently a larger number have come through the Balkan channels. This piece predates the recent excavations and is of superior quality to the ones found in today's eBay marketplace. The smooth, dark green patina is generally smooth and undisturbed overall. An outstanding example of a coin tough to find in this nice a condition.


XP494 - VALENS (AD 364-378), AE3 Siscia, 18mm - 2.49 gr., VF/aVF, $22

Obverse: DN VALEN-S PF AVG, right facing, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust of Valens.

Reverse: SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE, [star]/R/O stacked in left field, [dot]/M stacked in right field, ASISC in exergue.

Reference: RIC IX Siscia #15b[type xx], Sear #4118v, Van Meter #49.

Comments: An excellent portrait from this brother of Valentinian I. This coin was minted in the second period c. 367-375 AD and although a relatively common type, it is an interesting example with the complex mint marking arrangement.


XP495 - PROCOPIUS (AD 365-366), AE3 , 15-16mm - 1.76 gr., VG/VG, $38

Obverse: DN PROCO-PIVS PF AVG, right facing, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust of Procopius.

Reverse: Procopius standing facing, head right, holding labarum and leaning on shield; indistinguishable mintmark in exergue.

Reference: Sear #4125v, Van Meter #6.

Comments: A tough emperor [usurper, proclaimed emperor in Constantinople] to find in any condition. This piece has a partial legend with decent but worn features front and back. Sear has it valued at 250 Pounds in VF.


XP487 - VALENTINIAN II (AD 375-392), AE3 - Antioch, 18mm - 2.34 gr., VF/VF, $33

Obverse: DN VALENTINIA-NVS IVN PF AVG, right facing, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust of Valentinian II.

Reverse: VRBS ROMA, Roma seated left on cuirass, holding Victory on globe and reversed spear; [theta] in left field, [star]/[phi] stacked in right field, ANTB.

Reference: RIC IX Antioch #51[type 5], Unlisted in Sear, Van Meter #42.

Comments: A nice coin with a great contrasting patina. The Urbs Roma type is less commonly seen than usual Valentinian II types.


XP496 - VALENTINIAN II (AD 375-392), AE4, 12-13mm - 1.21 gr., VF+/VF, $25

Obverse: DN VALENTINIANVS PF AVG, right facing, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust of Valentinian II.

Reverse: (SALVS REI) PVBLICAE, Victory advancing left, carrying trophy and dragging captive; indistinguishable mintmark in exergue.

Reference: Sear #4167v, Van Meter #47.

Comments: An excellent portrait coin for Valentinian II with nicely patinated surfaces.


XP497 - THEODOSIUS I (AD 379-395), AE4, 12-13mm - 1.40 gr., aVF/F, $23

Obverse: DN THEODO-SIVS PF AVG, right facing, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust of Theodosius I.

Reverse: (SALVS REI) PVBLICAE, Victory advancing left, carrying trophy and dragging captive; indistinguishable mintmark in exergue.

Reference: Sear #4188v, Van Meter #40.

Comments: An nice portrait coin for Theodosius I with contrasting patina surfaces.


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